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Apologies for absence and substitutions
Councillor N Robinson was replaced by Councillor C Sanders
Declarations of interest
Councillor M Westbrook declared that he had a pre-determined position on application number 19/00450/FUL and stood down from the Committee.
Councillor S Keating declared that he had a pre-determined position on application number 19/00450/FUL and stood down from the Committee.
Councillor S Mahaffey declared that an interest on application numbers 19/00237/FUL and 19/00370/FUL due to a connection to the applicant through a local association and stood down from the Committee.
To consider any items of business, other than those shown on this agenda and which, by reason of special circumstances to be stated at the meeting, in the opinion of the Chairman, should be considered at the meeting as a matter of urgency
There were no urgent matters.
The Chair will move that the minutes of the meeting be signed as a correct record. The only part of the minutes that can be discussed is their accuracy.
The Minutes of the meeting held on 7th August 2019 were confirmed by the Committee as a correct record and signed by the Chair.
This report details the planning applications to the Committee for consideration and decision.
Contact Officer: Planning and Development Manager
Wards Affected: Basing, Bramley And Sherfield, Burghclere, Highclere and St Mary Bourne, Kingsclere, Pamber and Silchester, Oakley And North Waltham, South Ham, Tadley South,
The following Public Participation took place:
1. Application – 18/03146/FUL:Erection of 42 retirement living apartments (Category II Type) with communal facilities, landscaping and car parking. Erection of a Class A1 Retail store with 5 flats at first floor level, car parking and service layby. Site: 42 - 46 New Road Tadley Hampshire RG26 3AL
The Committee considered the report set out on pages 61 to 89 of the agenda together with the further material set out on the addendum sheet and other matters discussed at the meeting.
The Committee discussed the proposed application at length.
Members were supportive of the proposed retirement apartments that would benefit the local area in terms of the potential for downsizing which could release properties and the overall increase of housing in a normally restrictive location due to the emergency plan.
The main concern expressed was the inclusion of the retail store, as most Members believed it to be an unnecessary provision and could have a detrimental impact to the community and local shop.
Members considered the use of the layby for the delivery vehicles to the store and there could be potential issues to highway safety. In addition it was felt that the parking provision was inadequate for the proposed scheme and concern was raised with the allocation of only one accessible parking space.
It was acknowledged that a Section 106 agreement was being progressed for the provision of affordable housing off-site. However, some Members were not satisfied and requested that the application be deferred to re-evaluate the proposal to provide an on-site contribution.
In conclusion the Committee agreed to defer the application for the applicant to reassess the parking provision and the onsite contribution for affordable housing.
RESOLVED that: the application be DEFFERRED for the applicant to reconsider the potential for on-site affordable housing provision, the operation of the layby at the front of the site and the provision of accessible parking spaces.
2. Application – 19/00163/FUL: Replacement stable and hay barn, new foaling building along with new groom's house and ... view the full minutes text for item 21/19